The Department holds a weekly seminar every Thursday at 3:30 P.M., usually in Room 130 or 230 SES. Speakers are either prominent researchers from other universities, government or industry; or one of our own faculty members. The purpose of the seminars is to provide a forum for the dissemination of new ideas, new concepts and new developments in the earth and environmental sciences. Seminars begin with a brief departmental meeting, where faculty and students can make announcements of general interest. The Department never schedules classes from 3 to 5 on Thursday afternoons, in order to allow as many of our graduate and undergraduate students to attend the seminar. Keep this block of time open if at all possible when you register for classes. The seminar is preceded at 3:00 with free refreshments served in the department lounge.

The list of speakers and dates of their presentation is posted in numerous places in the hallways of the Department of Earth and Environmental Sciences. You can also check the department seminar schedule.


Talks by graduate and undergraduate students, as well as professional Earth and environmental scientists, are held most Fridays at noon in 1280 SEL.